Found/Lost Pets

I’ve Lost My Pet!

  • Submit a Lost Report through the form below and email a photo of the pet to us (please include your name in the email so we can match it up to the Lost Report)
  • Check our Facebook Page and our Rush County Lost and Found Group
  • Make a post to the Rush County Lost and Found Group
  • Check all local and surrounding city and town Facebook pages, including garage sale pages
  • Call local veterinarians
  • Check Craiglist under for sale and found pets pages
  • Check any shelters that are in counties close to you
  • Check the Indianapolis Animal Control or Humane Society of Indianapolis shelters, both accept animals from out of county
  • If your pet is microchipped, call the microchip company and make sure the chip is registered and has the most up to date and correct information for you. Many shelters and veterinarians will call the microchip company only to be told the chip wasn’t registered or the information is out of date. The microchip company will record who called to report the pet found though.
  • If your pet was wearing a Rabies tag, call the veterinarian clinic that provided that vaccine and make sure your information is up to date and correct
  • File a lost report on the following websites:
  • Create flyers and hang up in the area the pet was last seen, sometimes no matter how much you used social media or websites to report your lost pet, flyers can be the one thing that actually reunites you
  • Check in with all your neighbors, they may not have your pet, but they may be able to provide information to you on the last known whereabouts

I Found My Pet!

  • If they are not microchipped, get them done as soon as possible! For more information, check out our microchip page
  • Also, if your dog frequently runs off, especially if they are an unneutered male, consider getting them fixed. Male dogs who are not neutered are the most common type of stray that comes into our shelter. They can smell a female in heat a few miles away and will add to the pet overpopulation problem, not to mention the nuisance your dog may be causing your neighbors.
  • Review why your pet may have went missing and address it immediately. It could be a simple repair, alternative containment options, or more oversight by everyone in the home.

I Found Someone’s Pet!

  • If you are wanting to bring the pet to us or want to request pick up, please see our Animal Control or Stray Surrender pages, otherwise do the following:
    • Have the pet scanned for a microchip as soon as possible, we will provide that service at no charge during our visiting hours
    • If the pet is wearing a Rabies tag, call the Veterinarian Clinic on the tag
    • Submit a found report through the form below and email a photo to us (please include your name so we can match it to the Found Report)
    • Check the Rush County Lost and Found Page
    • Make a post to the Rush County Lost and Found Page
    • Check all local and surrounding city and town Facebook pages, including the garage sale pages
    • Call all local veterinarians
    • Check Craigslist for Lost Pets
    • Check with all surrounding county shelters
    • File a Found Report on the following websites:
    • Create flyers and hang up in the area the pet was found, sometimes no matter how much you used social media or websites to report the found pet, flyers can be the one thing that actually reunites the owner and their pet
    • Check in with the neighbors where the dog was found, they may have an idea of where the dog belongs